We took this trip because we had never tried CARNIVAL. We selected the newest and largest ship. Remembering all the bad press that Carnival has had in the recent past, we figured that they would not have any of the problems with a 1 year old boat.
CREW WAS GOOD, not great but good
DINING the SAPPHIRE our time dining was INCREDIBLE
EMBARKATION was fast and easy
DEBARKATION was fast and easy
GUY FERRIES worlds best burgers
BLUE IGUANA very good burritos and taco salads
MONGOLIAN WOK great
NANTOON excellent fry bread and fare
BUFFET almost same food every night and they closed some serving lines so the wait was STUPID LONG
LIVE OVATION SHOWS 2 of the entertainers had no business on the boat they were professional and it showed. The rest of the entertainers need a captive audience.
POOLS small and overcrowded
CASINO small and overcrowded
LENGTH OF TIME IN PORTS some ports only had a 4 hours stay, takes 30 min. to get off the boat and 30 min to get back on
SEWAGE smell on lower decks
GREASE cooking smell on fantail pool and sundeck
MAIN POOL has a 50 foot screen and they run and rerun the same music videos and interviews...
CONSIDERING THE BAD & UGLY If you're on a limited budget THIS IS THE BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK!!!!!